Leaders brought down by Prestbury
PRESTBURY picked up the notable scalp of league leaders Wilmslow with a fine win at the weekend.
Wilmsow, top of the table going into the game, won the toss and decided to bat.
Openers Narrayanan and Herriott put on 94 in 15 overs but Prestbury got a breakthrough when Guri Singh had Herriott for 49 runs caught by Tremayne Ryder.
Narrayanan soon followed , caught again by Ryder for 37 off the bowling of Cam Kirkland.
Dixon was next, again caught Ryder bowled Kirkland, for 15, then Rowe went for two, bowled Ryder.
At the other end Harding was going well and he was joined by Kind who hit out but was run out by some sharp fielding by Stu Costello for 35.
The score at the time was 192 for 5 when Sykes joined Harding and they took the total to a healthy 231 both ending not out, Sykes 12 and Harding a solid 56.
Best bowling was Kirkland 2 for 66.
After tea, Prestbury had 46 overs to get 232 – a tall order.
Adam Philips and Ben McKeever opened the innings and put on 53 before Ben was out for 17.
This brought in Steve Oldfield and he put on 67 with Adam, who was out with the score 120, for an excellent 76.
In came century maker from last week Tom Livesley who went about the bowling straight away.
Steve was out for a good 21 but, still needing 108 off 21 overs, Guri came to the wicket. He was out for 10 but still has a season average of 157!
Livesley raced to 50 off 27 balls and Aqeel Ahmed was punishing the Wilmslow bowlers.
Livesley was out for 60 but he and Aqeel, 32 not out, had taken the score to 223 off 39 overs.
Ryder hit a four to win the game in the 40th over, to round off what was one of the best team efforts showcased at the ground for many a year.